A 50/50 blend of two of the most pristine mountain sites of Monterey County, the Pelio and Coastview vineyards. With ocean views and an average elevation of 1,700 ft, Montañita de Oro presents a perfect combination of feminine lift and masculine structure.
Pelio Vineyard is located next to Albatross Ridge, northwest of the Carmel Valley appellation of Monterey. At 1,000 feet and six miles from Monterey Bay, this site is truly on the edge of viticulture. Clay loam is littered with diatomaceous shale, evidence this area was under the sea until about 12 million years ago.
Coastview Vineyard is located on a ridge top 2,300 feet up the Gabilan Mountains, Coastview is one of the most dramatic sites on the Central Coast. Thin soils of decomposed granite and limestone are planted to chardonnay, pinot noir, syrah, and grenache. Organically farmed.
Medium garnet and medium bodied. Wild strawberry, dried herbs and flowers, and green peppercorn on the nose are followed by tart cherry and cinnamon on the palate.
50% whole cluster fermentation
Native primary and secondary fermentation
10 months élévage in 25% new French oak barrels
Eight barrels • 191 cases produced
95 points Wine Enthusiast Editor’s Choice